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post #1 of 12
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So I've been under lots of stress lately and since it's winter break, I haven't eat very well either... but when school starts, my diet will go back to normal. I've been getting zits where I normally don't break out on, like around my mouth and chin. I usually break out on my t-zone. The lower half of my face looks TERRIBLE since I picked at everything (I can't help it).

I break out more when I'm on my period, so currently I have a zit on my forehead, between my eyes, and another one of my friggin chin. I've never had this many at one time! I am so pissed since I don't wanna go to school tomorrow looking like a disease. AARGH!!! Oh well.

I think I should try ProActiv, but I heard it works for some people and it doesn't work for others. I'm currently using Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant with Mary Kay acne gel. My dermatologist in the past has given me Clindagel, Differin, and Retin-A and they gave me only minimal results, if at all.

I HATE HAVING PIMPLES!!!!!
post #2 of 12
The good thing about proactiv is you can try it and if u don't see results you can send it back within a certain amount of time, cancel your "subscription"and get your money back! Seriously worth a try!
post #3 of 12
i use AcneFree, which is supposed to be the generic version.. same ingredients. i get it at costco, super cheap and in waaay bigger bottles.. it's worked great for me.
post #4 of 12
i currently use proactiv and i really like it. the thing about it is you have to use it consistently...if you aren't good at sticking to a skin care regimen morning & night, you will continue to break out. you should give it a try though, it has worked well for me and like canadiankla said, you can get your money back if you don't see results. good luck, i know how frustrating stress-induced breakouts can be.
post #5 of 12
ProActiv didn't quite work for me the Benzoyl Peroxide dried out my skin too much, although it did help with the acne, I had to combat the dryness so I just stopped using it. It definitely does work though...
post #6 of 12
proactiv is great...but you have to be committed to it. Honestly, it took about 2 months for my skin to clear up - but I have using it for 3 years and I rarely have a pimple let alone more than one at a time! Good luck - you should try it
post #7 of 12
Dermalogica is awesome. That's what I use. Proactiv is good, but it's full of a lot of alcohol, so it's very drying to the skin. It also only works on the top layer of the skin, so it's temporary. You have to keep on using it to keep your skin clear.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by MISSPOOKIE View Post
ProActiv didn't quite work for me the Benzoyl Peroxide dried out my skin too much, although it did help with the acne, I had to combat the dryness so I just stopped using it. It definitely does work though...
I agree with this one! I used proactiv for a bit and my face got flakey as hell even w/ the moisturizer!!

I also agree w/ babieejae1101 that it's temporary.. once i got off proactiv i broke out again ?
post #9 of 12
I've heard very good talk about the regime at Acne.org. I don't have bad enough skin to bother with it although often I swear I will, and I'll do a few days of it. It's cheap, and I can name offhand several people who say they'd be on accutane if not for this routine, so I really think it's worth a try.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Rivkah View Post
I've heard very good talk about the regime at Acne.org. I don't have bad enough skin to bother with it although often I swear I will, and I'll do a few days of it. It's cheap, and I can name offhand several people who say they'd be on accutane if not for this routine, so I really think it's worth a try.
i do something similar to the acne.org routine which I was inspired by. all it is is washing your face, putting some low strength benzoyl peroxide on, and then moisturizing. twice a day everyday. consistency is key here!

go to the website for more info. it's the only thing that has controlled my skin and trust me i've been through it all (retin a, topical and oral antibiotics, bcps, accutane).
post #11 of 12
I'm not a big fan of ProActiv. It made my skin waaaay too dry and did more damage than help. Murad is pretty good as is Dermologica (previously mentioned). So is Mario Badescu.
post #12 of 12
dermalogica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahem.
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